ABA welcomes new board members

The American Bakers Association (ABA) is pleased to welcome five new members to their Board of Directors. Tony Gavin is the Executive Vice President of Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) where he has worked in a variety of executive roles since 2003. Before working for BBU he held positions at George Weston Bakeries, Best Foods and CPC International.

Another new board member, Darlene Nicosia, is the new Chief Executive Officer of Hearthside Food Solutions, having joined the company in 2022. More recently, Ms Nicosia served as President of Cocoa Cola’s Canada and Northeast US zone. She brings over three decades of food industry experience with her roles at Coca Cola, Kraft and PepsiCo.

Dean Short has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for five years at Lewis Brothers Bakeries. Since joining the company in 1979, Mr Short has acted as a Production Labourer, Route Salesman, Sales Manager, District Sales Manager, General Manager, and other roles.

Paul Lattan, BEMA Representative, is the President of Avant Food Media and Publisher at Commercial Baking. He has 32 years of experience in the commercial baking media space. Mr Lattan launched Avant Food Media in 2020 as a B2B publication in the food and baking industry.

Tim Cook, President and Chief Executive Officer of the LINXIS Group, a company producing specialised equipment serving the food and health manufacturing industry.

“We are honoured to welcome these five accomplished leaders to the ABA Board of Directors and look forward to their diverse insights and leadership,” said Robb MacKie, President and CEO of ABA. “The addition of these new Board members also ensure that ABA truly represents all segments of the baking industry.”

“As these members join the ABA leadership, I also want to recognise the unwavering service of outgoing Board members Fred Penny, Chuck Metzger, and Kurt Miller. Their service on the board guided our organization and industry through unthinkable, challenging global events,” Mr MacKie concluded.

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